Coningsby Medieval Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The monastery site is now an attractive garden, within which you will find a rare surviving example of a medieval preaching cross.
After the monastery was dissolved under Henry VIII the site became used by the Coningsby Red Coat Hospital, which was probably the inspiration for the Chelsea Hospital in London.
The museum traces the history of the site, including the story of the Knights Hospitaller, the Knights Templar, and the Crusades. There are exhibits of artefacts from the site. In addition, visitors can view the 13th-century chapel, which is still in use today by the Order of St John. The remains of Blackfriars monastery are directly beside the museum.
About Coningsby Medieval Museum
Address: Widemarsh Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, England, HR4 9HN
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: A short walk from Hereford city centre, on Widemarsh Street
Website: Coningsby Medieval Museum
Photo Credit: Philip Halling, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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